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Lost in the Fog

Published on 2012-07-05
Worried that "leakers" might make it impossible for them to conceal the truth, US feds are now planning to spread deliberate lies, so that they can then track the spread of those lies in order to catch the leakers. Which implies that from now on, the only time they'll want the public to hear what they're saying is when they're lying. So, if you haven't just assumed that the feds are pretty much always lying, then you'd better start. (LOL) at this:

Wired - Fog Computing(external link)

Excerpts:

"Darpa... researchers say they’ve built “a prototype for automatically generating and distributing believable misinformation … and then tracking access and attempted misuse of it. We call this ‘disinformation technology.’”"

"In June, for example, the National Security Agency refused to disclose how many Americans it had wiretapped without a warrant. The reason? It would violate Americans’ privacy to say so."

These people don't need fog computing, they already live in a fog of counterfeit reality. Ayn Rand would be smugly delighted.